Thursday, March 28, 2013
McShay tabs big names for AFC West
By Bill Williamson
ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay has offered another mock draft in an Insider piece. This time, McShay is going two rounds deep. Let’s take a look at his choices for the AFC West teams:
1. Kansas City: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M,
My take: This looks like the most official pick at this point. Things can change, but it looks like Joeckel.
3. Oakland: Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
My take: This is very interesting. But with the Carson Palmer situation percolating, Smith may be the choice. Still, Oakland has great needs on defense.
11. San Diego: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
My take: This would be awesome value and the Chargers would have a nasty front three. But where is the left tackle? It’s the Chargers’ greatest need. But Lane Johnson is off the board, so I like the Star choice.
28. Denver: Manti Te’o, LB, Notre Dame
My take: It could happen, but the Broncos also need a running back and a pass-rusher. But if Te’o is the best player on the board, he should be the choice.
45. San Diego: Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
My take: There’s the tackle for San Diego. Is he ready to start? We’ll see, but he was a combine star. Great athlete.
55. Denver: Sio Moore, LB, Connecticut
My take: He’s an athletic weakside linebacker.
Note: Kansas City and Oakland do not have picks in the second round.